Claydon the top seed for finals day as five town players qualify

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Five Sudbury Town darts players are among the 16 qualifiers for the finals day of the 2014 Smock Ipswich Grand Prix on Saturday.

More than 90 players took part in 10 weekly qualifying events in Ipswich over the summer, attracting players from all over East Anglia, with Sudbury’s Brett Claydon emerging as the top seed for the finals having finished top of the rankings.

In the first round on Saturday he faces team-mate Ian Randles, who went through in 16th place following a dramatic play-off.

Martin Totman qualified in ninth and plays Ipswich’s Wayne Hammond in the first round, while 10th seed John Attwater is up against Felixstowe’s Jonny King.

Sudbury captain Jason Stalker qualified in 12th place and he faces Tony Lincoln of Lowestoft in the opening round, and Hadleigh’s Curtis Hammond will also be in action, as seeded sixth he faces Stowmarket’s Graham Peck.